Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2nd Annual Breakfast of Champions

On Saturday, Jan. 30, NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania honored its wonderful and dedicated volunteers with the 2nd Annual Breakfast of Champions at The Chadwick in Wexford, Pa.

NAMI volunteers are a diverse and passionate group that help fulfill our mission of support, education and advocacy. The Breakfast of Champions allows NAMI to gather with volunteers to thank them for the time and energy it takes to:
  • Direct our organization through strong board involvement
  • Offer high quality educational programming
  • Facilitate meaningful support group activity
  • And help ensure the success of major events like the NAMI Walk
According to Executive Director Chris Michaels (pictured below), "Volunteers are the heart of our regional grassroots effort to help families and individuals affected by mental illness."

Below, one of our founding members Anne Handler, also a volunteer Affiliate Leader, is the winner of a door prize.

Volunteer Leslie Gill, a Family-to-Family teacher in Washington County, receives another door prize.

NAMI Connections and Walk volunteer Carol Kirk is the third door prize winner.

Our enthusiastic NAMI Walk volunteers -- the Girl Scouts -- pose with NAMI's Darcey Garda and Chris Michaels.